Hello everyone! It's great to meet all you new folks and I'm happy to connect in yet another way with all of you I already know!
It doesn't take most people very long to find out I love water sports - all water sports. I'm a lake-rat at heart, skiing, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, tubing, paddleboarding, etc. I love the ocean too and surf, scuba, and snorkel whenever I get the chance. On summer weekdays, you can frequently find me on Lake Austin at sunrise with my friends sneaking in a ski session before work. Yes, we're nuts.
Atlassian enthusiast is the truth! - I worked with Jira Software, Jira Service Desk, Confluence, and Crowd for several years and had so much fun that I joined Praecipio Consulting here in Austin to work full time with the Atlassian suite. I now have the privilege of working with organizations across the USA, helping them create and streamline business processes, frequently by using the Atlassian tools. I also assist customers by installing, upgrading, and migrating various tools between Server, DC, and Cloud. There's also auditing, troubleshooting, tuning, integrating, and adding automation to increase the value of the tools. I love to share what I know and learn new things so if you have a question, please don't be afraid to ask me. If I don't know the answer, I'll likely join your journey of discovery to help find the answer so I know as well.
As my article title indicates, I spent a couple of years working with the outstanding Atlassian Community Team plus Tony, Daniel, and Reese Schmit as an Austin AUG leader. Though I had to step down due to becoming an Atlassian Solutions Partner employee, you'll still find me hanging around the AUG, speaking, participating on panels, helping set up/tear down, and generally helping wherever I can.